Who Sang The Boxer? Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1970-1-26
length: 5:11
producer: Roy Halee, Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon
vocal: Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
engineer: Roy Halee
recording engineer: Ted Brosnan
phonographic copyright by: Paul Simon
bass: Joe Osborn
drums (drum set): Hal Blaine
guitar: Paul Simon and Fred Carter, Jr.
keyboard: Larry Knechtel
strings: Ernie Freeman and Jimmie Haskell
composer: Paul Simon
lyricist: Paul Simon
I am just a poor boy
Though my story's seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocket full of mumbles, such are promises
All lies and jests
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest

When I left my home and my family
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of the railway station
Running scared,
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go
Looking for the places
Only they would know

Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie
Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie

Asking only workman's wages
I come looking for a job
But I get no offers
Just a come-on from the whores
On Seventh Avenue
I do declare
There were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there, le le le le le le le

Lie la lie, lie la la la lie lie
Lie la lie, lie la la la la lie la la lie

Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
And wishing I was gone
Going home
Where the New York City winters
Aren't bleeding me
Leading me
Going home

In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev'ry glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame
"I am leaving, I am leaving"
But the fighter still remains, mmm mmm

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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 2 El cóndor pasa
  • 3 Cecilia
  • 4 Keep the Customer Satisfied
  • 5 So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright
  • 6 The Boxer
  • 7 Baby Driver
  • 8 The Only Living Boy in New York
  • 9 Why Don’t You Write Me
  • 10 Bye Bye Love
  • 11 Song for the Asking